Alias Grace trailer

Another Margaret Atwood adaptation is coming to a computer screen near you. But this time, the bonnets worn by the women in Alias Grace are a mark of historical fiction rather than an oppressive dystopia.

Netflix is adapting Atwood’s award-winning novel into a six-episode miniseries starring Sarah Gadon as the titular Grace Marks, who finds herself convicted of the brutal murder of her employer, and without memory of why.

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the handmaid's tale premiere

The first three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale are harrowing to watch. Not because they contain the systematic rape of women, nor is it the violent realization of misogyny and the patriarchy that is the dystopic Republic of Gilead. It’s because the story by Margaret Atwood — originally written in 1985 — is so alarmingly prescient and timely in its reflection of today’s political climate.

That’s right, we’re going political with this article. But The Handmaid’s Tale — with its depiction of a totalitarian theocracy that actively represses women and minorities’ rights — demands a political reading, especially after that fateful November 8, 2016 Election Day that pushed America one step closer to the terrifying not-too-distant future of The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Handmaid's Tale Trailer

The Handmaid’s Tale was published in 1985, but in a polarizing political climate, the new trailer for its upcoming Hulu adaptation makes the dystopian story feel more relevant than ever.

See the chilling trailer below.

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Top Of The Lake

Elisabeth Moss is entering the brave new world of streaming television. The Mad Men and Top of the Lake actress is set to star in an adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale, which has already received a straight-to-series order at Hulu.  Read More »

Although Sarah Polley has only written and directed two feature films to date, she’s already gained a reputation as a promising young filmmaker. Her first film, Away From Her, received glowing reviews when it hit theaters in 2006 and earned Polley an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, and her second, Take This Waltz, has met with positive reviews on the festival circuit so far. Now Polley is gearing up for her next project, a big-screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s historical novel Alias Grace. More details after the jump.

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